Bring Down The Racists (Part II) | Swagat Baruah

Swagat Baruah This is the second and the part of the series on the debate on bringing down statues of human rights violators. Click here for the first part. Such movements are gathering storm around the world and the question that it seeks to address is how a country must deal with a history carrying human rights violation and human rights offenders. However, let us … Continue reading Bring Down The Racists (Part II) | Swagat Baruah

The Left, The Right and The Ugly: The Force Awakens | Sujoy Sur

Since the Biblical figure of Jesus, barring John Ball, there have been many people who have advocated against the tyranny of the few leading to the oppression of the many. The two most famous of them being Adam Smith and Karl Marx. Smith, a professor in Moral Philosophy, propagated that men are the best judge of themselves, which includes their ability to sell their skill and labor. Continue reading The Left, The Right and The Ugly: The Force Awakens | Sujoy Sur

Anti-Intellectualism in American & Indian Life | Ramachandra Guha

The parallels with contemporary India are striking. Narendra Modi’s victory in 2014 has emboldened the Hindutva core to launch a full-fledged attack on independent-minded scholars and writers. Their language is far more crude than the Republicans of 1950s America; but the essence of their characterization, or dismissal, is the same. Instead of ‘pretentious, conceited, effeminate, and snobbish’ they use ‘libtard, Aaptard, sickular, 10 Janpath bootlicker, toadie of the Italian waitress’, etc. Continue reading Anti-Intellectualism in American & Indian Life | Ramachandra Guha

Loving ‘The Bomb’ in the 21st Century | Swagat Baruah

The Cold War might have ended, but the battles never stop sprouting out of it. So, what if these allegations against Russia do turn out to be true? Would it indicate an already declared war against United States and would in force the United States to, in return, wage a war against Russia and its allies? What might the scenario look like post the investigation’s findings? Continue reading Loving ‘The Bomb’ in the 21st Century | Swagat Baruah

Possibilities for Russian-US Nuclear Security Cooperation | Tejas Rao

By continuing to learn from each other’s experiences regarding nuclear terrorism and by addressing GICNT member states’ concerns and desired goals as a united team, the United States and Russia can advance the cooperation amongst themselves and internationally regarding the issue of combating nuclear terrorism. Continue reading Possibilities for Russian-US Nuclear Security Cooperation | Tejas Rao

Is There Illiberal Democracy? A Problem With No Semantic Solution | Jeffrey C. Isaac

The totalitarian regimes, in short, represented lethal, and morally and politically objectionable, efforts (mutations?) to institute a kind of anti-liberal, populistic democracy. They were hostile to liberal democracy—in part, in the name of an alternative conception of democracy. Continue reading Is There Illiberal Democracy? A Problem With No Semantic Solution | Jeffrey C. Isaac